The Gift of Celebrating You

It’s 5AM on a brisk Fall morning and I’m cozily snuggled up on our couch under a warm fleecy blanket. I sit in silence savoring each sip of my morning coffee out of my most favorite mug. Of all our too many to count coffee mugs in our cupboard collection, I always choose one from […]

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall…Could I Be This Crazy After All

We all have our own little rituals and routines. Some we’ve been doing most of our lives. It’s what makes us, us. I love a routine. I also enjoy a great vacation but the one thing I start to miss while I’m away is my routine. It’s refreshing to get a break from it and […]

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The Little Things…The Little Moments…They Aren’t That Little…

Every family has their own traditions. It’s what makes each family unique and special. Some families celebrate everything. Some aren’t big celebrators. My mom was a big celebrator of holidays, sacraments and ordinary days. It’s funny what we remember. My maternal grandmother was a kindergarten teacher so I’m sure my mom carried on some of […]

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When A Man Loves A Woman

It’s funny how certain childhood memories just stick with you… I’ll never forget when my Dad was invited to his dear friends’ Connie and Tommy Oliva’s 25th Wedding Anniversary party. My Mom had always been our family’s special occasion gift shopper but she had recently passed away so now my Dad would be responsible for […]

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Family is always in style

You know how all the paint companies each year feature a color of the year? Well…who knew the same was true for college room decor. It seems that the girls’ college room decor winning color combo this Fall is…drum roll please…grey, dusty rose and white. That’s right! Scroll through (almost) every Mom of a freshman […]

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A Little Wisdom From My Younger Self to My Older Self

I can’t help but get weepy when I think about the Class of 2020. Just typing those words brings teardrops down my cheeks…AGAIN. “Our” school year ended just like THAT on March 11th. No good byes. No “last” time I’m going to…No fun celebratory snapshots with friends outside the school. It’s like a bad dream, […]

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Cheers to My “Embarrassing” Parents on Their Anniversary

My parents have been gone a long time. I love taking the time to celebrate their lives by sharing my memories of them because it allows me to excavate through some lost memories that have lied dormant just waiting to be triggered. Anniversaries, birthdays and other milestones are always a great excuse to remember our […]

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Blow Dryers, Brothers and Estrogen Patches…Oh, My!!!

Have you heard about the NEW hair tool that EVERYONE is talking about. Seriously…EVERYONE! It’s by REVLON. No offense to REVLON, but I was skeptical. How could something that is supposedly so outstanding, come from little old REVLON. So what is it? It’s essentially a big oval brush and blow dryer in one. Could this […]

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January, the Gift of a New Year and a Fresh Start…

I think I know myself fairly well and I enjoy reintroducing myself to myself with each passing year. I am not the same person that I was 20 years ago, 10 years ago, last week…Through various circumstances, raising children, geographical moves and life changes we change and hopefully grow. I try to be introspective and […]

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